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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Digi Choosday Challenge Week 21 – Anything Goes!

Good morning everybody!  How are we all?

It is Choosday which means it’s time for a new challenge over at DIGI CHOOSDAY and as always we have a wonderful prize on offer for our lucky winner so check out the BLOG for details.   

Don’t forget it is also DISCOUNT DAY so you need to grab the code on THE BLOG to get a MASSIVE reduction in the POLKADOODLES SHOP! It’s a limited offer so hurry!!

The DT are working with Summer Colours this week and I have used cuties that are part of the aptly named TOO CUTE RANGE.   My 2 images are called HANG IN THERE LITTLE MONKEYBANANAS ABOUT YA, and you get a free sentiment with each of the characters (the YOU’RE THE CHERRY ON TOP comes with a different image but I thought appropriate as I’d used cherry covered paper).

I digitally added the hanging monkey to the backing paper and printed the other separately to 3D up.  I also used this image to give him something to sit on by first cropping, enlarging, duplicating then fussy cutting the bananas out from the original image.  Phew!!

Ingredients:
Images & Sentiments: TOO CUTE RANGE
Colouring: Faber Castell Polychromos
Printing/Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Backing Paper:  SUMMERTIME PRINTABLES
Dies:  Tonic Frame - Sue Wilson ‘Pierced Flags’
Other: Faux Stitching

So don’t monkey around visit THE BLOG where you can join in with our challenge and where you can also see all the gorgeous inspiration from the DT.   And don’t forget to grab the DISCOUNT CODE and visit the STORE  because ….
Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to leave such kind comments!  Have a lovely day!


See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
CREATES AND MAKES – Challenge #11: Anything Goes/Sketch
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #10: May Anything Goes
CRAFTY ANIMALS – Challenge #2: Anything Goes
SIMPLY PAPERCRAFT – Challenge #46: Anything Goes
CRAFTY GIRLS CREATIONS – Challenge #36: Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH AN ATTITUDE – Challenge #27: Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH FRIENDS – Challenge #43: Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #179: Anything Goes
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #118: Anything Goes
INSPIRATION DESTINATION – Challenge #128: Anything Goes
CREATIVE LADYBIRDS – Challenge #26: Anything Goes
AUD SENTIMENTS – Challenge #180: Anything Goes + A Sentiment
CRAFTY FRIENDS – Challenge #58: Summer Colours
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #160: Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH DRAGONFLIES – Challenge #81: Animals

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Crafty Sentiments Challenge – Pastel Colours!

Hello! How are things?

I’m here again with my penultimate GDT post for the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS CHALLENGE BLOG and our theme this week is Pastel Colours!

We have a fabulous prize on offer for the winners so check out THE BLOG for all the details.

This super gorgeous stamp is called ORIENTAL – LOLLIPOP DREAMS and I simply had to place her in a blossom filled garden.  I think I sort of covered the brief for this challenge.  If you block out all the black there are pastel colours in there somewhere.


I wanted to paper-piece her kimono but in the end decided to ‘draw’ a design.  Can’t go too wrong with some black wiggly lines and a few white dots methinks.


Ingredients:
Rubber Stamped Image: ORIENTAL – LOLLIPOP DREAMS
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Colouring: Faber Castell & Lyra Polychromo pencils with a black fine liner and white gel pen
Stamped Sentiment: Woodware
Paper: Kanban ‘Tokyo Garden’
Dies: POLKADOODLES ‘CHERRY BLOSSOM’ - Go Kreate Square Frame Frilly #10 – Tonic ‘Nesting Circles’ – Joanna Sheen Signature ‘Large Filigree Fan Panel’ (cut 5 times)
Others: Tonic Nuvo Glitter Drops – Paper Clay Butterfly

So take a stroll over to THE SHOP where you can see all the super gorgeous stamps available and pop to THE BLOG to join in with our challenge and check out all the amazing designs from the DT.  We also have a fabulous FACEBOOK GROUP where you can share your Crafty Sentiments makes and take part in another great challenge.

Thanks so much for looking and for your kind comments and have a great day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #41: Anything Goes
COUNTRY VIEW – May Challenge: Flower Power
CLASSIC DT OPEN CHALLENGE – Challenge #14: Anything Goes
CREATES AND MAKES – Challenge #11: Anything Goes/Sketch
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #10: May Anything Goes
CRAFTAHOLICS R US – May Challenge: Spring Colours or Flowers
DIE CUT DIVAS – May Challenge: May Flowers
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES – Challenge #45: Butterflies
CRAFTY CALENDAR – May Challenge: Flowers
SIMPLY PAPERCRAFT – Challenge #46: Anything Goes
CRAFTY GIRLS CREATIONS – Challenge #36: Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH AN ATTITUDE – Challenge #27: Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH FRIENDS – Challenge #43: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #159: Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #179: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – May 16 Challenge: Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge Week 20 – Anything Goes!

Good morning everybody!  How are we all?

It is Choosday which means it’s time for a new challenge over at DIGI CHOOSDAY and as always we have a wonderful prize on offer for our lucky winner so check out the BLOG for details.   

Don’t forget it is also DISCOUNT DAY so you need to grab the code on THE BLOG to get a MASSIVE reduction in the POLKADOODLES SHOP! It’s a limited offer so hurry!!

So I had this rocker card blank knocking about on my desk for ages and I kept moving it from place to place until I thought “Why not use it?!” So I did. 

The DT theme this week was ‘Buttons’ so I used a die to create mine, arranging them to hopefully look like paw prints. Hmmmm!  I took one of the toppers from the adorable HORACE & BOO COLLECTION and used Serif to merges a few of the B/W digis to create a scene.  I got the ruler out to give Boo a ‘fishing rod’, so it looks like goldfish are definitely on the menu tonight!! Yum!!


Ingredients:
Images: Boo, Fish Bowl, Fish & Food Dish: HORACE & BOO COLLECTION
Colouring: Faber Castell Polychromos
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Pre-coloured Topper & Backing Paper:  
Printing Card: ULTIMATE SMOOTH
Dies:  Tattered Lace ‘Pin Point Circles’ – Tonic ‘Buttons’ - POLKADOODLES ‘BUBBLEICIOUS FRAME SET
Other: Circle Stepper Card Blank - String – White Gel Pen

So fish around in THE BLOG where you can join in with our challenge and where you can also see all the gorgeous inspiration from the DT.   And don’t forget to grab the DISCOUNT CODE and visit the STORE  because ….



Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to leave such kind comments!  Have a lovely day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #41: Anything Goes
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #10: May Anything Goes
CRAFTY ANIMALS – Challenge #2: Anything Goes
SIMPLY PAPERCRAFT – Challenge #46: Anything Goes
CRAFTY GIRLS CREATIONS – Challenge #36: Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH AN ATTITUDE – Challenge #27: Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH FRIENDS – Challenge #43: Anything Goes
CRAFTY FRIENDS – Challenge #57: Cute
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #159: Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #179: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – May 16 Challenge: Anything Goes
CREATES AND MAKES – Challenge #11: Anything Goes/Sketch


Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Digi Choosday Challenge Week 19 – Anything Goes!

Good morning everybody!  How are we all?

It is Choosday which means it’s time for a new challenge over at DIGI CHOOSDAY and as always we have a wonderful prize on offer for our lucky winner so check out the BLOG for details.   

Don’t forget it is also DISCOUNT DAY so you need to grab the code on THE BLOG to get a MASSIVE reduction in the POLKADOODLES SHOP! It’s a limited offer so hurry!!

This week the DT theme is ‘Thinking of Summer’ and once again I have used one of the amazing new Ula images and this one is called ULA BE A MERMAIDI like to believe that she is indeed thinking of summer because at least the water might be warmer for her.


I have placed Ula in a scene from DESIGN SHEET 11 that can be found in the WINNIE STARFISH & SANDCASTLES collection.


Ingredients:
Colouring: Faber Castell Polychromos
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Backing Paper: Scene Panel from DESIGN SHEET 11 - WINNIE STARFISH & SANDCASTLES
Printing Card: ULTIMATE SMOOTH
Dies:  Tattered Lace ‘Pin Point Squares’ & ‘Circles Tuck In’
Other: Clear Dewdrops

So swim over to THE BLOG where you can join in with our challenge and where you can also see all the gorgeous inspiration from the DT.   And don’t forget to visit the STORE  because ….


Don’t forget to grab the DISCOUNT CODE from THE BLOG.

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to leave such kind comments!  Have a lovely day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
ODDBALL ART STAMPS – Anything Goes/Lily of the Valley
INSPIRATION DESTINATION – Challenge #127: Anything Goes/Masculine
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT – Challenge #21: Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #178: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #158: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – May 9-15: Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #41: Anything Goes
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #117: Anything Goes

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Polkadoodles New Release – Ula Create!

Ok so I guess you’re sick of me now but you won’t see me again until Choosday so don’t panic!! 😉

This is my final sample made for the launch of the scrummy new Polkadoodles character ULA and this is ULA CREATE.

I made a bookmark this time creating a background with pearl dimension paste through a stencil, coloured with Distress Inks.  A little bit of random stamping as well but I steered clear of the Frantage this time…we are taking a break from each other! 😊

Ingredients:
Image: ULA CREATE
Sentiment: ULA COLLECTION
Colouring: Faber Castell Polychromos
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Card: Black and Watercolour
Background: Imagination Crafts ‘Flourishes’ Stencil – Sweet Poppy Pearl Dimension Paste – Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio & Spun Sugar DI – Dovecraft Alphabet & Heart Stamps – Tim Holtz ‘Speckles’ Stamp
Others: Pearls - Ribbon

So don’t lose your place as you make your way over to our Facebook groups, POLKADOODLES CRAFTING, DIGI CHOOSDAY & COLOUR CRAZY where you are sure to be inspired by our amazing DT.

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to leave such kind comments!  Enjoy your day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I’d like to enter the following challenges:
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES – Challenge #44: Fairies
A GEM OF A CHALLENGE – Challenge #193: Embossing Wet or Dry
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #178: Anything Goes

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Polkadoodles New Release - Ula Don't Listen

Don’t look, it’s me again! 😁

So here is another sample I made for the launch the gorgeous new Polkadoodles character ULA and this is ULA DON’T LISTEN another attempt from me at mixed media.

So I started my project by embossing a tag die cut and then breaking out the mica sprays.  I was in total shock that these sprays actually worked as I have had them forever; but work they did and they have a wonderful gleam to them.  Once dry I spoke nicely to my Frantage then stamped randomly with a tiny Polkadoodles ‘bubble’ stamp.

Ok so now comes the hard part.  Believe it or not I decided, for crazy reasons all my own, to create Ula’s hair from flowers.  So I digitally added some of the gorgeous blooms from the LEMONADE FIZZ collection INDIVIDUALLY in Word.  Big mistake as the program crashed as I was about 3 flowers from the finish line!! Grrrrr! So Serif to the rescue and I managed to complete it.  I also added and decoupaged 3 butterflies for good measure. I needed 3 sugars in my tea after all that!

Ingredients:
Sentiment: ULA COLLECTION
Colouring: Faber Castell Polychromos
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Pre-coloured Flowers and Butterflies: LEMONADE FIZZ
Printing Card: ULTIMATE SMOOTH
Dies: POLKADOODLES TOADSTOOL BORDER & ‘POLKADOODLES SUPER SPRIGS’  - Tattered Lace ‘Nesting Tags’
Others: Mica Sprays – Embossing Folder - Frantage - Pearls – Tonic Nuvo Drops – Tonic Butterfly Punch – Polkadoodles ‘Bubble’ Stamp

So hush and shush and make your way over to our Facebook groups, POLKADOODLES CRAFTING, DIGI CHOOSDAY & COLOUR CRAZY where you are sure to be inspired by our amazing DT.

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to leave such kind comments!  Enjoy your day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I’d like to enter the following challenges:
LITTLE MISS MUFFET – Challenge #162: Anything Goes
{PIN}SPIRATIONAL – Challenge #189: Photo Inspiration
FAB ‘N’ FUNKY – Challenge #349: Lovely Ladies
A GEM OF A CHALLENGE – Challenge #193: Embossing Wet or Dry
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #178: Anything Goes
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT – Challenge #21: Anything Goes
INSPIRATION DESTINATION – Challenge #127: Anything Goes/Masculine
A INKY MESS – Challenge #10: Anything Goes
AUD SENTIMENTS – Challenge #179: Flowers + a Sentiment
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #10: May Anything Goes
CREATE AND INSPIRE – Challenge #61: Anything Goes
CUT IT UP – Challenge #121: Wings (and a Die-cut)
CRAFTING WITH DRAGONFLIES - Challenge #80: Lots of Flowers/Mother's Day

Friday, 5 May 2017

Polkadoodles New Release - Ula Be Strong


Hello, me again!
So here is another sample I made for the launch of Nikky’s super cute new Polkadoodles character ULA!

So this is ULA BE STRONG and I decided to decorate a MDF plaque with some of the fab papers and toppers from the BELLE PAPILLON COLLECTION.



I covered the plaque with paper then added silver gilding flakes to the edges! Oh!  My!  Word!  I had forgotten how utterly unruly this medium is. I thought the Frantage and I had fallen out but this reached a whole new level!! Not too sure my neighbours had ever heard language like it!!

I think this image may be my fave of the collection; just love her! And look at her amazing ‘do’!

Ingredients:
Sentiment: ULA COLLECTION
Colouring: Faber Castell Polychromos
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Paper and pre-coloured toppers: BELLE PAPILLON COLLECTION
Printing Card: ULTIMATE SMOOTH
Others: MDF Plaque - Gilding Flakes (boooo!) – Gilding Wax - Clay Butterflies - Pearls – Tonic Nuvo Drops

So stand for no nonsense (especially from gilding flakes) and march your way over to our Facebook groups, POLKADOODLES CRAFTING, DIGI CHOOSDAY & COLOUR CRAZY where you are sure to be inspired by our amazing DT.

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to leave such kind comments!  Enjoy your day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I’d like to enter the following challenges:
{PIN}SPIRATIONAL – Challenge #189: Photo Inspiration
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #157: Anything Goes
FAB ‘N’ FUNKY – Challenge #349: Lovely Ladies
INKY CHICKS – Challenge #82: Butterflies
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #178: Anything Goes
INSPIRATION DESTINATION – Challenge #127: Anything Goes/Masculine
A INKY MESS – Challenge #10: Anything Goes
CLASSIC DT OPEN CHALLENGE – Challenge #14: Anything Goes
AS YOU LIKE IT – Favourite Die (the Polkadoodles Lamp and Gate set! I use it a lot as it is so versatile)
AUD SENTIMENTS – Challenge #179: Flowers + a Sentiment
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT – Challenge #21: Anything Goes
LOVE TO CREATE – Challenge 9: Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
CREATE AND INSPIRE – Challenge #61: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CARDMAKERS – Challenge #187: Pearls and/or Gems

Colour Crazy Challenge – Wk 18: Anything Goes with Oddball Art Stamps!

Hello! How are things?

It’s time for a new challenge over on THE COLOUR CRAZY CHALLENGE BLOG and our weekly theme is always ‘Anything Goes’! There is a wonderful prize on offer for our lucky winner so check out THE BLOG  for details.


This week we are sponsored by the awesome
So this little cutie is called ANNIE DOLL – IMAGE 4 and I experimented with a darker skin tone this time.
She is such a super sweet image! Look at her little outfit. I especially love the ickle socks.
Ingredients:
Colouring Paper: Cream Velvet
Colouring Medium: Faber Castell Polychromos + White Gel Pen
Backing Paper: Bo Bunny
Dies: Spellbinders ‘Timeless Rectangles’ – Tattered Lace ‘Paisley Parade Interlocking Heart’ – Tonic sentiment
Others: Ribbon – Pearls – Seedless Preserves DI

So be a doll and pop over to THE BLOG where you can join in with our fab colouring challenge, and as it is Anything Goes you have no excuse!!!  

Thanks so much for looking and for your kind comments and have a wonderful weekend!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
ODDBALL ART STAMPS – Anything Goes/Lily of the Valley
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #40: Anything Goes
INSPIRATION DESTINATION – Challenge #127: Anything Goes/Masculine
THE SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS – The Letter ‘B’ – (Bow)
CARDZ 4 GALZ – Challenge #46: A Shaped Card
4 CRAFTY CHICKS – Challenge #349: Bows
CRAFT-DEE BOWZ – May Challenge: Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
CREATE AND INSPIRE – Challenge #61: Anything Goes

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Polkadoodles New Release - Ula Inner Beauty

Hello, I’m back with another sample I made for the launch of Nikky’s utterly gorgeous new Polkadoodles character ULA!

So this is ULA INNER BEAUTY and don’t you just love her fabulous hat! 

More Frantage on this one! We are enjoying a love/hate relationship it has to be said!!

Ingredients:
Sentiment: ULA COLLECTION
Colouring: Faber Castell Polychromos
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Dies: POLKADOODLES ‘DOTTY DOILY’  - Tattered Lace ‘Nesting Tags’
Others: Wooden Butterflies - Frantage – Ribbon – Twine - Pearls – Tonic Nuvo Drops

So visit our Facebook groups, POLKADOODLES CRAFTING, DIGI CHOOSDAY & COLOUR CRAZY and join in with our wonderful launch party.  It’s here that you will be able to see some of the amazing projects the DT has made to inspire you.

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to leave such kind comments!  Enjoy your day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I’d like to enter the following challenges:
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – May 2 – May 9th: Anything Goes
INKY CHICKS – Challenge #82: Butterflies
{PIN}SPIRATIONAL – Challenge #189: Photo Inspiration
INSPIRATION DESTINATION – Challenge #127: Anything Goes/Masculine
CRAFTING WITH FRIENDS – Challenge #42: Anything Goes
FAB ‘N’ FUNKY – Challenge #349: Lovely Ladies
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #117: Anything Goes
A GEM OF A CHALLENGE – Challenge #193: Embossing Wet or Dry
CUPCAKE INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #405: Photo Inspiration
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #157: Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #178: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CARDMAKERS – Challenge #187: Pearls and/or Gems
4 CRAFTY CHICKS – Challenge #349: Bows
AUD SENTIMENTS – Challenge #179: Flowers + a Sentiment
CRAFT-DEE BOWZ – May Challenge: Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Polkadoodles New Release - Ula Be a Princess

Hellooooo! How are you?

Well I’ve just popped in to introduce you to another stunning new addition to the Polkadoodles family and her name is ULA! Swooooon!

The DT is showcasing these gorgeous images all week on Facebook so pop into our groups, POLKADOODLES CRAFTING, DIGI CHOOSDAY & COLOUR CRAZY and join us.  It’s here that you will be able to marvel at all the truly incredible projects created by the DT.


Now Nikky has designed these lovely ladies with their thoughtful, inspiring sentiments to lend themselves to art journaling or mixed media, but of course you can use them in any way you wish. Today something a little different from me as I have gone the mixed media route and decorated a canvas.

The background was created with PANPASTELS and the edges blinged up with rather stubborn, “I will not stay where you put me” Frantage!!  I’m currently not talking to it!

Ingredients:
Sentiments: ULA COLLECTION
Colouring: Faber Castell Polychromos
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Others: Canvas - Frantage – PANPASTELS – Lace - Clear Dewdrops

So sparkle your way over to our Facebook groups, POLKADOODLES CRAFTING, DIGI CHOOSDAY & COLOUR CRAZY where you will be able to see some of the amazing projects the DT has made to inspire you.

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to leave such kind comments!  Enjoy your day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I’d like to enter the following challenges:
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – May 2 – May 9th: Anything Goes
INSPIRATION DESTINATION – Challenge #127: Anything Goes/Masculine
CRAFTING WITH FRIENDS – Challenge #42: Anything Goes
FAB ‘N’ FUNKY – Challenge #349: Lovely Ladies
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #117: Anything Goes
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES – Challenge #44: Fairies
A GEM OF A CHALLENGE – Challenge #193: Embossing Wet or Dry
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #157: Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #178: Anything Goes
A INKY MESS – Challenge #10: Anything Goes
CLASSIC DT OPEN CHALLENGE – Challenge #14: Anything Goes      
THE FAIRY AND THE UNICORN – Challenge #2: Fairy tales
LOVE TO CREATE – Challenge 9: Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes